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El Camello

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 871 2036
10:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
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San Jacinto, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is it worth the wait? If the wait time is under 25 minutes, yes. Otherwise, you could go elsewhere and be equally satisfied. Also, this place only accepts cash. ;) The food was good, but not the "OMG, greatest food ever"...the salsa is tasty, the portions are average sized, it is a super busy restaurant, so it's very noisy, crowded... More 

Thank VRaygoza
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent ceviches, wide choice of seafood and beer, a busy place at rush hour, but waiting time was still limited.

Thank Peter T
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very crowded mexican seafood place to eat.The food is excellent and drinks are too.Dont expect luxury...not even middle class place..but the food is first class and the price is really low.The best for your money.

Thank elklix
Wharton, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best paella ever, cold beer, fast and friendly service. When we walked in it was full of local people so we knew it must be good! It was fantastic!

Thank Miranda H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there twice it was so good! Fast service and very reasonable prices! Everything fresh and portions are generous. Free nachos as a starter. The only cons is the queue...but it's worth the wait. Yummy

Thank magda s
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

its always busy but worth to wait on the line. I ve got the 3 tacos with octopus - and the size was more than enough but recommended the ceviche and the coctails.

Thank Borso333
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When see the fish brought in fresh, filet and prepared....Does it get any more fresh?! Also recommend the Nachos.

Thank mbicking2016
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must visit in Tulum. It is no frills, but the food is excellent. Supposedly, everything is fresh caught and it certainly tastes like it. I had the lobster and my wife had shrimp. The lobster was outstanding The best part is that my wife and I drank, had lobster, shrimp, appetizers, and it was only $37.00 It... More 

Thank Hunter V
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice it was soooo good. Free chips and dip when you eat here. The dips change each day. First time it was a seafood dip, and the second it was bean dip. Both come with salsas. We ordered the fried fish(the whole fish head to fin) and the grilled fish both were delicious. Drinks are pretty cheap. My... More 

Thank Embryaa
Marbella, Spain
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199 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be confused with the location and external view of the place. Excellent food, especially seafood. Octopus, ceviche, shrimps everything of the top quality. Nice atmosphere. Good choice to stay on your way after visiting Tulum historic place.

Thank Michael N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 871 2036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?